Cal Poly to extend spring break, move to online classes

March 12, 2020


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced Thursday plans to move to virtual classes after an extended Spring Break because of the coronavirus outbreak in California. In addition, all open house activities have been canceled.

The start of the spring quarter has been extended from March 30 to April 6 when virtual classes are scheduled to begin.

Campus administrators are also canceling campus tours for prospective students until the end of spring break. In addition, there will be no fans allowed at athletic events .

The Big West Conference also announced on Thursday that all athletic events involving its nine member schools have been suspended indefinitely, effective immediately.

“The main priority of the Big West Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus,” said conference commissioner Dennis Farrell.


Imagine all the new ways to cheat! NO! Today’s kids in “school” don’t cheat! Not at all!

So what do they do for Proctored exams? Not that I don’t trust them, I’m sure there’s a very small number who might have the moral fortitude to rise above the now low-hanging fruit of potential dishonesty…


The facts are that spring break is coming up and 25% of calpoly students are non-residents. It’s great to bring in all that extra money from out-of-state tuitions (never mind the fact that tax paying California residents are not able to attend a state college). Time for calpoly to come clean on this and take appropriate actions for students traveling out of state for spring break. It’s not enough to ask them not to leave the area and to self-quarantine themselves if they do.


Gee, I was a tax paying Cali resident and attended Cal Poly. Same for my granddaughter who graduated a few years ago. So not sure what you’re talking about.